Country of Origin: England.
Coat: Hair is short, dense, and smooth.
Character: This breed is independent but sociable, calm, patient and playful.
Temperament: Bassets are excellent playmates for children and get along fine with dogs and other animals. Bassets do not like to be left alone.
Care: Apart from removing dead hairs when shedding, the Basset's great big ears must be kept clean.
Training: Basset hounds must be trained with consistency and patience.
Activity: Basset hounds do not require much exercise. Three short walks a day should be enough to keep them content, as long as they can also play in the yard.
Basset Hound Description: Famous as the "Hush Puppy" dog, they have the head of a bloodhound and a long, close to the ground body, similar to that of a dachshund. Their short-legs and heavy bones set them apart from other breeds. Movement is humorous looking and slow, but not clumsy. Though at times they can be stubborn, they are generally mild in manner. Basset Hounds have a deep, sonorous bark. A lovely and amusing household pet for people with a good sense of humor. Basset Hounds are essentially hunting dogs with strong natural instincts and will power. Wonderful family companions as they are absolutely obedient and devoted to their masters.